Canada

General Information:

Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles) in total, making it the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada's common border with the United States forms the world's longest land border.
 

Education:

Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that you’ll be earning a high-quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career over the long term. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries.

Affordable Education

The quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, but the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. As such, Canada is often the preferred choice for students attending college or university.

Cost of Studying:

Compared to many countries, the cost of studying in Canada is very affordable. As a guide, you will likely need between $15,000 Cdn and $30,000 Cdn annually to cover tuition and living expenses. However, this cost range is an average only and will vary according to the institution and program in which you are enrolled, your location, and living choices.

Tuition

Tuition fees for international students vary across provinces and programs. The table below shows the weighted average tuition fees for full-time foreign students, by field of study.
Remember, however, that the costs associated with attending university go beyond tuition fees. You must also budget for items such as books, personal living expenses, and housing.

 

 

 

 

2013–2014 university tuition fees for full-time foreign students (in Canadian dollars)

 
Field of study grouping Undergraduate Graduate
Education $14,600 $12,742
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies $17,530 $12,152
Humanities $18,365 $12,633
Social and behavioural sciences $18,078 $12,461
Law, legal professions and studies $23,552 $15,065
Business management and public administration $19,641 $18,157
Executive MBA Not applicable $44,800
Regular MBA Not applicable $32,424
Physical and life sciences and technologies $20,039 $12,618
Mathematics, computer and information sciences $20,699 $12,113
Engineering $21,819 $14,315
Architecture and related technologies $18,793 $15,982
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation $17,558 $11,634
Dentistry $47,621 Not available
Medicine $29,198 Not available
Nursing $16,435 $11,585
Pharmacy $30,479 $12,231
Veterinary medicine $51,538 $8,364
Other health, parks, recreation and fitness $17,793 $16,460

 

Housing

Most universities offer on-campus residences designated for international students, or residences generally available to all students on campus. However, acceptance at a Canadian school does not automatically mean you can get a room in residence. Students must apply separately for on-campus housing. The cost of on-campus housing varies across institutions and will depend on whether or not you want a private room or meal plan, for example.
Some international students choose to live off-campus in an apartment or flat. Rent for an apartment in Canada can range from approximately $400 Cdn to $1,500 Cdn per month depending on the city or neighbourhood and the type of accommodation. As a renter, you may also need to pay additional monthly costs for utilities, such as electricity, home phone, Internet and cable television, as well as personal expenses and renters’ insurance.
Most universities can provide assistance with finding accommodations, both on- and off-campus, and answer questions through their housing office or student services.
 

 

Transportation

Depending on where you live, you may be able to walk or bike to campus. Many students, particularly those in larger cities, choose public transportation: buses, subways, commuter trains, or ferries. One-way public transit fares typically cost a few dollars, and monthly passes around $90 Cdn per month, although many transit providers offer student discounts.
The provincial governments are responsible for licensing vehicles and drivers in Canada. Contact the ministry of transportation in your province of study to determine if you are eligible to drive a vehicle.

Health insurance

All international students in Canada must have health insurance. Medical coverage available to international students varies from province to province. The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan cover international students under their provincial health care plans, but coverage generally depends on the length of your stay.
However, international students planning to study in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island or Quebec must arrange for private health insurance.
You can find out more details about health coverage through the university websites and those of the provin­cial ministries of health.

Exchange Rate:

The Currency for Canada is Canadian Dollar (CAD). 1CAD = 3.21MYR (26 Oct. 2015)

How To Apply:

Get a study permit
Find out if you are eligible for a study permit, what you need to apply and how to apply. Also learn what to do after you submit your application and before you arrive in Canada.
For more information click here

For more information:

Call MyStudy Centre on 03-3374 5850 or visit website: www.mystudy.my.